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Head/Senior Gardener (p/t role)

Want to work in, and support, these amazing Historic Gardens?  We have an immediate vacancy for a part-time managing gardener who can help us plan and manage the next season or two.

Are you an experienced and trained gardener looking at a chance to ‘act up’  a grade, or perhaps are near retirement. 

The 10 acres of historic formal gardens – with wilder wildlife areas- in east Birmingham is owned and run by an independent charitable trust and staffed mainly by volunteers.

This is an opportunity for a qualified gardener (RHS level3 or equivalent vocational experience) with existing management and budgeting experience to extend or further practice their management skills.

See the attached Job description. Please ring or email us for an informal chat and more information.

Job Description (.docx)  Job Description P/T Head/Senior Gardener

Job description (pdf)  Job Description P/T Head/Senior Gardener

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Digital Volunteers wanted at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

We are looking for volunteers who can help us with the digital side of the gardens – helping us promote our regular programme of activities as well as our special events online.

The role of a digital volunteer will include:

  • Creating and scheduling posts for our various social media platforms including; Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assisting in compiling monthly newsletters
  • Compiling and writing copy for the website

We are looking for someone with experience, but depending on your interests, we can tailor the role to you, and work with you to develop your current social media skills.

This will suit volunteers who might have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications
  • Current experience using social media platforms
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Good computer skills
  • Proof reading skills
  • Graphic design knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Enthusiasm!

Ideally we would be looking for someone willing to develop a long term relationship and is able to commit time each week to help us in this role.

Benefits would include:

  • Access to a great historic garden with a growing event calendar.
  • Experience working with an active charity.
  • Ability to develop skills and learn new ones

If this sounds like something you be interested in fill in our quick form and we’ll be in touch to tell you more.



Social Media Surgery at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Here at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we like sharing what we’re up to on our website, facebook page and other social media. We think it’s a great way to connect with our community – and it could be for you too.

That’s why we are hosting the Castle Bromwich Social Media Surgery.

Our staff, volunteers and local partners are offering free social media help to other local voluntary organisations, community groups, charities, clubs and societies in a relaxed, informal setting.

The next surgery is Monday 7th November 5pm  – if you or someone in your group would like to come along they can register via the Social Media  Surgery website.

You can come along for some support, learn with us and then return for more help, or to give some help to someone else yourself. You can come to as many sessions as you’d like.

Current dates include:

We look forward to seeing you here.


Apple Harvest celebrations

Celebrate our wonderful tasty harvest.
Did things really taste better in the old days?
Our 60 varieties of Heritage apples are picked and ready for special tastings and some will be ready for you as juice to take home… will it be our Wheelers Russet or our Cornish Aromatics that get your taste buds zinging?

Tastings, juicings, displays and sales
(Bring your own harvest we may be ale to juice some for you on the day)

  • Information and advice about growing and harvesting apples
  • Celebrate Harvest:
  • Morris dancers,
  • face painting,
  • entertainment and
  • family activities

Usual entry prices . £5/4.5 (with Gift Aid). £1 for children over 5
Garden and RHS members £3.50


Unplug and Play: week 5

This week is all about things that move 

Dance, jump, roll …wind, trees, snails…..

As usual a mix of crafts and exploring the gardens: Recycled milk bottle wind catchers, windmills and snail races.

Extra highlights

Chris singing
Chris singing


Let’s Dance Day with movement artist Louise … see more details here

Also, at 2pm on Tuesday our resident  bundle of fun, Chris BeeBee reads a story and gets the tots up and moving with his songs. 2pm by the Knit-knot tent

Wednesday: help out in the Gardens, dig up some potatoes, clear the pond 20160818_150430_28445571224_oweed. Little hands making a big difference. 1.30 – 3.30

Thursday:  Crafts and explore as usual and Snail races. Eeurrgh, no not real ones, wind up snails and bugs fight it out to see who can go furthest …whic colour will you choose?

And of course  there’ll be more knitting and knotting with our summer
long project under the walnut tree.Usual family fun prices

£2 per person, over 5years old

Free to holders of the Family Activity Season Pass (£20 for up to 5 people)


Play PokemonGo in Castle Bromwich?

Are you an aspiring Pokemon Trainer?

Did you know that in and around the grounds of Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we have multiple Pokestops and a Gym for you to visit? Because we have!

Even better, with free Wi-Fi and power sockets in our cafe you can hunt capture and train your Pokemon in comfort while grabbing a snack to keep you going.

You could even come and  enjoy the gardens too, for a small fee.

We’ve even heard a rumour there’s a Polywag or two about, so what are you waiting for?



Download our summer guide today.

The summer holidays are upon us and we have so many things for you to get involved with in the Gardens for big kids and small

From pond dipping to live theatre, outdoor crafts and storytime, there’s something for everyone!

Download our latest what’s on guide today (PDF)


Find & tag us on Instagram

We love it when you visit, we love it even more when we get to see your photos after the fact so we’ve join Instagram so that we can share with you and see what you have to share with us.


You can find us at instagram.com/castlebromichhallgardens

Or share your photos with us by tagging #CastleBromwichHallGardens

Having fun at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens 😆 #castlebromwichhallgardens #jumping #funinthesun

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